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John Halbert Goolsby

Credit repair Attorney at Saint Paul, MN

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2002
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Credit repair
    Since 2002, John H. Goolsby has been helping consumers who have false information on their credit reports.

    21 years

  2. Consumer protection

    21 years

  3. Identity theft

    21 years


Goolsby Law Office LLC
475 Cleveland Ave N Ste 212
Saint Paul, MN, 55104-5053


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Craig | October 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Common names are common; who knew?
I was sued over another person's debt. Mr. Goolsby explained what I had to file to prevent a default judgement, how to add things to the discovery process to prove it wasn't my debt, and what actions by the law firm could violate the FDCPA. I've never had a better experience with a lawyer.
Posted by Tony | February 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!!
After I was made aware of an extremely negative report on my credit, I contacted attorney, John Goolsby. I explained my entire situation, I provided all the information that he required of me. He was very informative of the process and helped me to understand all of it. In the end, I won my case and I am extremely happy and I highly recommend him. Thank you again, John!
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Posted by Colleen | July 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and thorough!!
I had an issue with a (unfair) debt collector and, even though it was quite late in the evening and I was not a current client, John patiently consulted with me for well over an hour on the various options and various laws that were applicable to my case — would definitely recommend!
Posted by Ron | November 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest hard working attorney
I have had two settled cases with John as my counsel, and have a current pending case. I had legitimate issues with a credit repair company, false reporting by my mortgage company, and false reporting by one of the 3 major credit bureaus. John has more than exceeded my expectations as we have settled two of the three issues, with the third pending. I highly recommend John Goolsby, as he is a true advocate for the middle-class consumer. I'm so happy (as of this posting) that I found Mr. Goolsby to represent me!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Goolsby Law Office, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Consumer Justice Center
  • 2002 - 2006


  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Grinnell College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A


  • LRP Publications
  • When is credit reporting unfair? or Does my client have a good claim under 15 U.S.C. § 1681e(b) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act?
  • 2006
  • Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice
  • Is the Garment Industry Trying to Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes? The Need for Open Communication to Promote Labor Rights in China
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Credit Repair Organizations Act
  • 2016
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Evaluating Fair Credit Reporting Act Cases
  • 2015
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Overview of Fair Credit Reporting Act Litigation Practicre
  • 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Inaccuracies in Credit Reports: How Bad is the Problem? How Good are the Laws?
  • 2013
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Intersection of Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • 2011
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Conference
  • Running a Fair Credit Reporting Act Law Practice
  • 2009
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • The Fair Credit Reporting Act in the Landlord/Tenant Context
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Consumer protection Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has been a force in our consumer protection community for a long time. He is a dedicated fighter for the rights of consumers and champion the rights of individuals against major companies. I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Consumer protection
Consumer protection